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Samsung introduces 2TB SSD hard drives

Samsung introduces 2TB SSD hard drives

Samsung Electronics has just launched a pair of new solid state drive (SSD) hard drives, each featuring a whopping storage capacity of 2 terabytes. The 2TB SSD 850 PRO and 850 EVO models feature Samsung's Vertical NAND flash chips, and are among the largest storage options now available in retail SSDs. Samsung says the new drives will be available in 50 countries, however exact pricing wasn't revealed.

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SanDisk Z400s SSD aims at embedded applications

SanDisk Z400s SSD aims at embedded applications

SanDisk makes SSDs and other storage devices that are designed to fit into just about every usage scenario you can think up. The company has unveiled a new family of SSDs called the Z440s that is designed from the ground up to be affordable and to address the need for solid state storage in laptops and other specific applications where affordability is key. The Z400s line is specifically designed to replace an SSD in computing platforms and for use in embedded applications.

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Fixstars boats of a 6TB SSD only 2.5 inches small

Fixstars boats of a 6TB SSD only 2.5 inches small

Data storage is about to get insane. Just a few years ago, terabytes of storage was almost a dream or at least a very expensive reality. But now even the most expensive type, SSDs, are getting oodles of them. But while we have indeed seen SSDs measuring 4 TB or more, Fixstars claims it just one upped the industry. At least for now. The 6 TB of its upcoming SSD-6000M might not sound that much in the face of 8 TB drives, but it has one thing no other SSD can claim: a 2.5-inch size.

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OWC Envoy Pro Mini SSD USB released, 120GB to 480GB

OWC Envoy Pro Mini SSD USB released, 120GB to 480GB

Other World Computing (OWC) launched its latest collection of thumb-sized solid state drives (SSD) today at an industry trade show in Las Vegas. OWC's Envoy Pro mini SSD utilizes a USB 3.0 port and can run on Mac, PC or Linux. The biggest point that sets SSD drives apart from traditional USB drives is the transfer speed. This OWC model can sustain speeds of up to 433 Mb/s and has a max speed of 500 Mb/s.

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Samsung unveils tiny M.2 NVMs PCIe SSD for PCs

Samsung unveils tiny M.2 NVMs PCIe SSD for PCs

Samsung has announced that it has started mass production of a new form factor for storage drives for the PC market. The new drive is the industry's first NVMe PCIe SSD using a M.2 form factor. The SSDs are meant for use in PCs and workstations. Samsung also says that it is the first in the industry to begin shipping NVMe SSDs for the PC market.

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Viper Pro Thunderbolt SSD strikes hard with 4 or 8TB

Viper Pro Thunderbolt SSD strikes hard with 4 or 8TB

Aside form having a pretty amazing name, Other World Computing’s Viper Pro Thunderbolt external SSD is also pretty vicious when it comes to performance. The drive is no lightweight, though — you can get it in either 4TB or 8TB, and it only uses a Thunderbolt 2 link to your computer. We’ve tested SSD before, and it was lightning quick with a USB 3.0 link. Thunderbolt is up to twice as fast as USB 3.0, and with 4TB of disk space, you’re not likely to run out of room quickly (unless this is for enterprise use).

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LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt portable drive sports 1TB SSD

LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt portable drive sports 1TB SSD

For most people, portable storage needs don't include the ability to withstand the hazards of long hikes or rain. Some need a drive rugged enough to handle such situations, however, like adventure photographers or those recording documentary footage in remote places. LaCie has long targeted those users with its Rugged line of portable storage drives, and its latest expansion to the lineup is no exception. With this latest addition, users get 1TB of storage, but not without a price tag to match.

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Intel, Toshiba bring 3D NAND to SSD; small drives, large capacity

Intel, Toshiba bring 3D NAND to SSD; small drives, large capacity

SSD memory is fast. Really fast. It’s also much more stable than spinning drives are, making it pretty desirable for those who want reliable performance from their external drive or on-board memory (and who doesn’t?!). The limited offerings for SSD haven’t yet brought it to the mainstream bulk storage front, but a new technology just might do that. Pioneered by Toshiba and Intel, 3D NAND stacks SSD memory chips to allow for more memory in tighter spots? Early results have given us a 10TB SSD.

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Samsung SSD T1 review; a pocketable powerhouse

Samsung SSD T1 review; a pocketable powerhouse

Hard drives are standard fare for any desktop user, but spinning mechanical drives are quickly ceding ground to SSD. For many reasons (better life, performance, and smaller sizing among them), we are looking to SSD as the future of file storage. At CES, Samsung caused quite a ruckus, with many people looking toward their new SSD T1 external hard drive for reason to be excited. An SSD is always welcome news, and the T1 is surprisingly small. Is it still powerful, though? We put it to the test.

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